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avocet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avocet  \Av"o*cet\,  Avoset  \Av"o*set\  ([a^]v"[-o]*s[e^]t),  n.  [F. 
  avocette:  cf  It  avosetta  Sp  avoceta.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  grallatorial  bird,  of  the  genus  {Recurvirostra};  the 
  scooper.  The  bill  is  long  and  bend  upward  toward  the  tip.  The 
  American  species  is  {R.  Americana}.  [Written  also 
  {avocette}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avocet 
  n  :  long-legged  web-footed  black-and-white  shorebird  with 
  slender  upward-curving  bill 




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